Julie         Dorian (assistant)

 

About the group

San Clemente Aquatics Silver I (ages 7-10) is the first level of our competitive swim team.  We emphasis stroke fundamentals, including intervals, starts, turns, finishes, racing strategies and improvement of all four competitive strokes.   Swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum of three practices per week and attend swim meets.  

Expectations / Required skills

  • Swimmer must be at least 7 years old (a 7-year-old who is being considered for a move to Silver must ALSO have a minimum of THREE 5-8 Blue times and ONE 7-10 Blue time).

  • Swimmer must be able to swim five (5) x 50 yards freestyle on the 1:20 interval with legal flip turns, legal start and finish.

  • Swimmer must be able to swim a legal 100 IM with legal butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle lengths with legal turns and start and finish.​

Attendance and Participation

  • Required to participate in listed swim meets.
  • Swimmers are expected to attend at least three practices per week, and a minimum of one meet per quarter.
Service Hours
  • Each Silver family has a service hour requirement.
  • Please see Service Hour Agreement for required hours for this swim season.
  • Login to your account to see your progress throughout the year.
 
Monthly Dues and Start up Fees:
 
  • $110/month dues* + $70 Southern California Swimming Annual Registration + $100 SCA Team Registration Fee +
  • $40 Annual Swimmer Fee. First month including start-up fee's will be $320 and then $110 thereafter. 
  • *For more information about monthly dues, visit our Dues/Payment Policy (under info). 

Attire

  • Boys:  jammers or briefs, goggles.  Cap optional
  • Girls:  1-piece competition suit, googles, cap (required).  Hair must be completely inside cap
  • Training Gear; All swim gear can be purchased through SCA team vendor, CAS.
  • Board shorts, trunks, rash guards not permitted ​​

 

The coaching staff will make all group level assignments. Training ability, performance, maturity, commitment of both the athlete and the parents, and social group will all be taken into account when making this determination. Be assured that the coaching staff considers every athlete very carefully. 

Even if the athlete makes all the standards for consideration, the athlete may not be moved into the next practice group. Conversely, the coaches may invite an athlete that has not made all the standards to be placed into a higher group. This could be for a variety of reasons including but not limited to physical, mental, or psychological maturity, commitment of the athletes and parents, social group etc. Ultimately it is the sole discretion of the coaching staff where to place an athlete. If you have a question as to why your athlete was placed in a certain group please ask the coach and we will certainly discuss it with you.